By Pastor Carol r. Woodard

Get A Grip.

Basic Christian Belief to Strengthen Your Faith Journey

The book, Get A Grip is designed to give new Christians as well as matured Christians knowledge of the core beliefs of the Christian Faith. It is a simple, straightforward book of text coupled with lesson activities to guide the reader through to the end.  The book discusses eight essential topics that every Christian should know, such as: Who is God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit? What is the church?  The believer who gets a grip on these necessary basics will become grounded in biblical and spiritual understanding as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Mission & Ministry

Booking It With Rabbi

The “Booking It With Rabbi” Teaching Ministry is a Christian education learning platform that teaches the Word of God.  In addition, it serves as a toolbox for existing and aspiring Christian teachers and leaders who desire to provide superior service in their teaching ministry.  This ministry was developed as a solution to the common problem I’ve encountered among the Body of Christ.  Many Christians lack the basic understanding of the Christian faith in which they claim as their religion.  Equally, it is a solution to the unprepared and unequipped teachers in the Christian education community.  Many who are leading studies of the Bible or facilitating studies with groups of adults or children, do not have the necessary tools to ensure that the classes they teach are factual, meaningful, and effective.

Rabbi’s Weekly Grip

Take a look at some select excerpts from Carol Woodard’s Christian blog. Each day, Carol reflects on her life, spiritual journey, and relationship with Yahweh and composes beautifully-written journals to inspire, encourage and uplift others. Subscribe to Rabbi’s Weekly Grip so you won’t miss out!

Getting Me Together

I started this year doing a self-check. I called it the “Month of Me.”  This month I evaluated every part of my life, soul, body, and spirit. I assessed my weaknesses and my strengths.  I noted the most needed things in my life: good health, a prosperous soul, and a vibrant spirit.  I’ve begun to make the necessary adjustments to become a better person.  I’m “getting me together” because I am determined to become an audacious and confident woman who enjoys life and impacts others’ lives for the better

It's Time to Expand

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is in Isaiah 54:2.  Expand the space of your tent. Stretch out the curtains of your tent, and don’t hold back. Lengthen your tent ropes, and drive in the tent pegs.  This is one of the prophetic chapters God sent to comfort Israel during a time of distress when they were under bondage.  It speaks of future purpose and God’s plan to bring them back, to restore them to their inheritance, and their land, their place in Him.   

Pride is A Detriment to Collaboration

This principle of collaboration can take place in a church, a ministry, a business, a marriage, and many other places where a project or a plan needs to come forward. Collaboration involves the sharing of ideas, abilities, and even natural resources. We bring in experts who can assist us with what needs to occur.  Do not allow pride to minimize the work that God has called you to do.  You don’t know everything, and you can’t do it all.


About Author, Teacher, & Pastor

Carol R. Woodard

Pastor Carol R. Woodard serves as Senior Pastor of Across All Boundaries Christian Church and Outreach Ministries in Columbia, South Carolina.   She is affectionately called “Rabbi” by many at the commitment to the teaching ministry.

Carol graduated from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a Master’s Degree in Divinity.  She was instrumental in starting Crossing Boundaries School of Ministry, a local Bible College in partnership with Oral Roberts University.  At the school, she serves in dual roles of Administrator and Instructor.

Author of “Get A Grip”, “Ministers in Training Guidebook”, and “Deacons In Training Manual”, there is viable and valuable insight to gain from each written piece.  Whether a church leader as a deacon, trustee, or minister of the gospel- there is something you can learn from the teachings of Rabbi.


Get A Grip

Ministers in Training

Deacons in Training

“Get A Grip” Reader Reviews…
Get A Grip is just that. Don’t let this small book fool you. It’s a powerful tool not just for beginners but also for mature saints. It reminds us why we believe as well as reminds us of our foundation. It is a great self-study as well as a teaching tool. It is a must-read.
This book is the ‘Truth’! If you don’t know how to explain your faith, “Get A Grip” gives clear insight and information that is easy to understand, express, and share with anyone. Understanding what you believe and why you believe it is why “Get A Grip” is an awesome tool and a must-have for Kingdom growth!
This book, “Get A Grip” is one of the most helpful books I’ve read on knowing the faith of a Christian, ever! As a leader, it is an invaluable aid for guiding and growing new babes in Christ, as well as the matured that never got a good foundational understanding of the faith. Every church and leader needs this aid in their arsenal to equip the saints!
This book was both humbling and educating. It helped me understand the basic belief of the Christian faith, it helped me grasp and understand the biblical and spiritual parts of faith as a follower of Jesus. It showed me how to study God’s word, providing scriptures to search and describe.

I’ve read it twice, and both times I’ve learned something different while enhancing what it taught before. This is an awesome book especially if you don’t truly understand how the Christian faith works, you will after reading this book. You will grow spiritually.

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